Information on Landfill Sites

Andrew Jenkins made this Freedom of Information request to Northumberland County Council

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

I would like to know the following;
• How many landfill sites does the council possess, both defunct and operating?
• How many landfill sites in the council’s jurisdiction are ran privately, and if so by whom?
• How many landfill sites, old or new, were operating before 1994?
• Are there any landfill sites that are currently at risk of coastal erosion, or are actively leaching into the sea?

Thanks for your time.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Jenkins

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 8109  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this matter please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Please note, that due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, there may be a
delay in responding to your request. We appreciate your patience at this
busy period.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 8109   

Dear Enquirer,

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your request for Information in relation to landfill sites.

I can confirm that Northumberland County Council [holds the information
required.

We anticipate that it will take 8 hours to locate requested. Therefore,
the total fee has been calculated as £200 and in the case of this request,
no VAT is applicable due to the requested information only being available
from the public authority giving a total fee payable of £200

At the moment we have been advised that we are unable to take payments
whilst working from home. To make the payment, please follow the link
below:

https://paymentportal.northumberland.gov...

Before submitting the form, please include the reference number EIR 8109
in the 'Service being paid for' box.

As soon as we have been notified that the payment has been received we
will begin to retrieve the information and forward to yourself.

If you choose not to pay the fee payable within 60 working days from the
date of this notice, then the request will be closed.

Advice and Assistance

The Council recognises its statutory duty to provide advice and assistance
under Regulation 9 of the Regulations. Subject to the provision of the
Regulations, the Council is seeking to be transparent and open it is
response.

Representations and Reconsideration

If you consider that the Council has failed to comply with a requirement
of the Regulations in relation to your request you have a right to request
an Internal Review under Regulation 11. An Internal Review request must be
made in writing no later than 40 working days after the date on which you
believe that the Council failed to comply with the Regulations.

Information Governance Team
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF
[Northumberland County Council request email]

Enforcement and Appeal Provisions

Should you remain dissatisfied following the above process, you have a
right under the Regulations to apply to the Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with
the requirements of the Regulations. The Information Commissioners address
is:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Email: [email address]

Yours faithfully,

FOI/EIR Coordinator - Local Services
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

This information is being gathered with the intention of selecting a location to base a landfill reducing chairty to prevent pollution from old landfill sites reaching waterways. As such I cannot afford to pay £200 for this information.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Jenkins

FOI Mailbox,

Dear Mr Jenkins,
We acknowledge receipt of your email which we have forwarded to the area
dealing with your request.

kind regards

Julia

Information Governance Office

(t)  0345 600 6400

(e) [email address]

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From: Andrew Jenkins <[FOI #688047 email]>
Sent: 03 September 2020 13:44
To: FOI Mailbox <[email address]>
Subject: Re: EIR fees notice
 
Dear Northumberland County Council,

This information is being gathered with the intention of selecting a
location to base a landfill reducing chairty to prevent pollution from old
landfill sites reaching waterways. As such I cannot afford to pay £200 for
this information.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Jenkins

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Dear FOI Mailbox,

The timescale for responding to the FOI I requested has now passed.

Is it possible for you to give an update as to the progress of the request, as to what the relevant department has stated?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Jenkins

FOI Mailbox,

Dear Mr Jenkins,
We acknowledge receipt of your email which we have forwarded to the area
dealing with your request.  They will contact you directly.

kind regards

Julia

Information Governance Office

(t)  0345 600 6400

(e) [email address]

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From: Andrew Jenkins <[FOI #688047 email]>
Sent: 30 September 2020 08:02
To: FOI Mailbox <[email address]>
Subject: Re: EIR fees notice
 
Dear FOI Mailbox,

The timescale for responding to the FOI I requested has now passed.

Is it possible for you to give an update as to the progress of the
request, as to what the relevant department has stated?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Jenkins

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Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 8109   

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your request for Information in relation to landfill sites.

Thank you for your recent email on the 30/09/2020 chasing up your
response. Apologies I have not responded to you sooner. We sent a fees
notice out to you on the 3rd September 2020 saying we were charging you
for this information. If you did not receive this email, please do let me
know and I can get another copy sent to you.

Yours faithfully

FOI/EIR Coordinator - Local Services
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

I wrote to you on 3rd September stating that I was collecting the information on behalf of a chairty and therefore I was not able to pay £200.

You replied stating the following;

'Dear Mr Jenkins,
We acknowledge receipt of your email which we have forwarded to the area
dealing with your request. They will contact you directly.

kind regards

Julia'

Though there was no reply however until you replied on the 27th October.

I was hoping that I would get some kind of clarity on your position.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Jenkins

FOI Mailbox,

Dear Mr Jenkins,
We have emailed the area again with your query.

kind regards

Julia

Information Governance Office

(t)  0345 600 6400

(e) [email address]

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From: Andrew Jenkins <[FOI #688047 email]>
Sent: 01 November 2020 18:44
To: FOI Mailbox <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Email
 
Dear Northumberland County Council,

I wrote to you on 3rd September stating that I was collecting the
information on behalf of a chairty and therefore I was not able to pay
£200.

You replied stating the following;

'Dear Mr Jenkins,

We acknowledge receipt of your email which we have forwarded to the area

dealing with your request.  They will contact you directly.

kind regards

Julia'

Though there was no reply however until you replied on the 27th October.

I was hoping that I would get some kind of clarity on your position.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Jenkins

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